Windows 10: Cant find 'my files' or 'search the web' in start button/menu or WIN+S

  1.    23 Oct 2015 #1

    Cant find 'my files' or 'search the web' in start button/menu or WIN+S

    Hi people, my names Jimmy. I got Windows 10 home a few months now and am loving it. No problems whatsoever with the installation or setup/usage and it'd fast and bug free. My problem happened just last week...
    I used to press the WIN key & S to search for files. Or i can press the START button and just start typing. It will search for my files & search the internet (cortana search). Now nothing happens when i search.
    When i press WIN+S, and type something, it just sit's there doing nothing, but it seems like Cortana is thinking or about to give out information, but nothing happens at all. Same as on the start menu. I type out something and no information is given, it wont search for any of my files or nothing.
    I am at a lost. In the past, it worked perfectly, like Windows 8.1. Press START, & type.

    pls if anyone 'Windows' savy knows or has come across this situation, i will be grateful for any help... yours sincerely Jimmy
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  2. JohnC's Avatar
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       23 Oct 2015 #2

    Welcome to Ten Forums. Run the system file checker. It should clean up any of these types of issues. This is from the tutorial forum.
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  3.    23 Oct 2015 #3

    hi JohnC and thankyou for taking the time to reply.

    I just did it, ran CMD promt as 'admin' : sfc /scannow
    after the 100%, it found no errors. I cant search for any files and i don't see anyone else on the forums with this problem. Apart from this, Windows 10 is perfect.
    I'm thinking about upgrading my hybrid HDD to an SSD, so if anything else is majorly wrong with the OS in the next few months, i will just get the new storage and start with a fresh copy of Windows. Nothing else to do anyways...
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  4. JohnC's Avatar
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       24 Oct 2015 #4

    Since the scf command didn't help you could do a repair install / inplace upgrade that will fix your problems, and then if you decide at a later date to clean install on a new SSD you will already have the media. With the inplace upgrade there is an option to keep your files and programs. Window store app have to be reinstalled again. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade .
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